Any member of SGEI can nominate another member of SGEI, with a distinguished career, for SGEI HG DESAI award for excellence in endoscopy. Individual members can also apply for this prestigious Award.

01  General Eligibility

  • The applicant should be a member of the Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy of India.
  • The applicant should be of Indian Nationality.
  • Applicant should apply for only one award at the time.
  • Age should be less than 50 years as on 1st January of the year of application.
02  Specific Eligibility Criteria
  • The nominee should have a distinguished career in in the field of GI endoscopy and should have made outstanding contributions to training, academics, and clinical care.
03  Selection process
  • The Awardee will be selected by a panel of judges nominated by the SGEI executive. Judges will not be part of the SGEI executive. Judges ‘opinion will be conveyed to the executive for final approval.
  • Governing Council has the right to reject or nominate.
  • In case no nomination is received or no suitable applicant is found, the Governing Council will have the right to nominate any suitable person.
04  Criteria to be considered for selection
  • HIndex
  • Total Number of indexed publications
  • Number of funded research grants
  • Innovation and introduction of new/novel technique to the practice of GI Endoscopy
  • Patents – applied/awarded
  • Contribution to training in GI Endoscopy


  • A certificate of honor and plaque will be presented during ENDOCON.

Please Submit Below Documents via Email

How to Apply

    • Please submit all the relevant details in support of the above-mentioned criteria.
    • A write-up of 200 words to justify his/her eligibility for the award.
    • Full CV (Qualification, experience, research contribution with journal matrices, contribution to the society, contribution to endoscopy, contribution to SGEI, list of awards.
    • List publications (original article, review articles, and chapters).
    • Photograph
    • Name of two referees.